Monday, March 7, 2011

An unusual pincushion

~ this pincushion has come to live at my house ~

~ I have never seen one like it and think the idea is so unique ~


~ it is a pine cone stuffed with little pillows ~


~ here you can see some of the scales were removed to make space for the little pillows ~


~ someone made dozens of little pillows ~
~ they are about 2cm diameter ~


~ screwed onto a base ~


~ I have to admit it is not the most practical of pincushions ~

~ the base is a bit wobbly and the pins keep pulling the little pillows out ~
~ nothing a bit of weight and a glue-gun won't fix ~

~ brightens up my window ledge ~

~ hoping it brightens your week ~

18 comments:

  1. Looks interesting. I think I have seen something similar as a Christmas decoration.

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  2. That is an intersting pin cushion but like you said, more decorative than practical.
    My husband has popped your bean seeds in the post today so I hope they arrive soon.
    Tracy

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  3. I've never seen anything like this, very interesting

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  4. That definitely has to be the most unique pin cushion I've ever seen! And good for the person that made all of those little "pillows"...she/he has a lot more patience than I do! :o) If nothing else, it does make for an interesting piece of art!

    XOXO,

    Cyndi

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  5. It's amazing !!

    Hot glue the little pillows. Re-stuff the lower pillows with something heavy like rice to weigh it down !

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  6. My goodness, I have never seen anything like it! I have a friend who loves pine cones, I need to show it to her!
    lv,
    Joy

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  7. I remember having one of these YEARS ago! It didn't have a fancy base but, I agree, not too practical!

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  8. Nice to see a different pin cushion... even if it needs a little work! How unique!

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  9. That sure is unique , can't imagine making all those tiny pillows !

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  10. What a great piece of sewing folk art!
    Deb

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  11. I have never seen a pin cushion like that before. I can't believe the base is made from a pine cone.

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  12. Totally cool! I love unique stuff like that!
    xx, shell

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  13. I haven't seen one of them for YEARS!! I haven't actually seen one used as a pin cushion but I remember as a kid when mum was part of the craft group at primary school they made them the same way with the little pillows in them but added a ribbon loop onto the top of them and made them into xmas decorations

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  14. I like your pincushion. It's very interesting. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. I found a similar one in an opshop today so went googling to see if I could find out a bit more about it. I love that yours has some of the pinecone showing between the fabric balls, mine is solid fabric. It's such a fun idea though!

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